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He Said WHAT? The Trump Tweet Thread

Old 01-24-17, 09:20 PM
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A major city under martial law will make for some entertaining evening news.

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A major city under martial law will make for some entertaining evening news.

Declaring martial law isn't enough. Under the Posse Comitatus Act, Congress would have to expressly authorize the use of Federal troops for law enforcement, and that's not happening. If Trump does it without Congress, it's a clear cut case for impeachment.
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If Trump really wants to control the violence in Chicago, he needs to not only send in the Feds, but he needs to take away everyones' guns!
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Old 01-24-17, 10:09 PM
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If Trump really wants to control the violence in Chicago, he needs to not only send in the Feds, but he needs to take away everyones' guns!
I'm sure nearly all of the guns involved in the shootings are not possessed legally, so it will be difficult to collect them
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I think Trump declaring martial law over Chicago would give even the GOP pause, other than Mitch McConnell of course, who will slurp it up like a good lapdog.
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When is a faked coup going to happen so total control is gained?
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I think Trump declaring martial law over Chicago would give even the GOP pause, other than Mitch McConnell of course, who will slurp it up like a good lapdog.
You have more faith in them I do.
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Old 01-25-17, 06:53 AM
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Once again, Trump says one thing and does another. He complained about tipping their hat before troops entered Mosul a couple of months ago, but then proceeds to tweet out a heads up to Chicago before the invasion. "Why can't they/we make it a sneak attack?"
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Originally Posted by @realDonaldTrump
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....

even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!
He's completely off the rails now. Even his own press secretary isn't willing to stand behind this ridiculous claim -- yesterday Spicer kept insisting, "That's what the President believes" without defending the position -- and now he wants to waste millions of dollars on an investigation.
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
A major city under martial law will make for some entertaining evening news.

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
Declaring martial law isn't enough. Under the Posse Comitatus Act, Congress would have to expressly authorize the use of Federal troops for law enforcement, and that's not happening. If Trump does it without Congress, it's a clear cut case for impeachment.
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I think Trump declaring martial law over Chicago would give even the GOP pause, other than Mitch McConnell of course, who will slurp it up like a good lapdog.
You people don't understand law. Martial Law is, of course, your preferred method because it proves your extremist theories with this rather extreme action.

So, sorry to announce this, but that won't happen.

The Feds can waltz into any city at any time if they believe there is a violation of federal laws, without bringing one weapon or tank to that city.

Just like Obama and Lynch brought the feds into several cities to "observe and report" police actions...now Trump will be bringing in the feds to observe and report other actions or refusal to perform certain actions by politicians like Emanuel. Recommendations will be made and if the city doesn't comply...federal funding will go bye-bye, and possibly other incentives.

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He's completely off the rails now. Even his own press secretary isn't willing to stand behind this ridiculous claim -- yesterday Spicer kept insisting, "That's what the President believes" without defending the position -- and now he wants to waste millions of dollars on an investigation.
How many sanctuary cities in California are pro-illegal immigrant voting and how many don't really care who votes as long as it is for Democrats.

Many politicians in California want illegals to be able to vote.

So this investigation is perfectly ok with me and will settle the issue once and for all. Either the popular vote is legit or it isn't.
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Old 01-25-17, 10:51 AM
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So this investigation is perfectly ok with me and will settle the issue once and for all. Either the popular vote is legit or it isn't.
Don't you worry - Trump already settled it for you.

Trump himself -- through his lawyers -- have also argued that there was no evidence of voter fraud in the 2016 election. In a court filing objecting to Green Party candidate Jill Stein's Michigan recount petition, lawyers for the president wrote, "All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake."
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The Dow hit 20k today and of course Trump is taking credit for it. Nevermind that it tripled when Obama was in office after it bombed during GWB's term. Trump supporters now correlate who is in the White House in terms of economics.
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He's completely off the rails now. Even his own press secretary isn't willing to stand behind this ridiculous claim -- yesterday Spicer kept insisting, "That's what the President believes" without defending the position -- and now he wants to waste millions of dollars on an investigation.
And yet Russia didn't hack anybody. Huh.
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Originally Posted by chrisih8u View Post
A major city under martial law will make for some entertaining evening news.

Or maybe they'll drop a bomb like in Philadelphia 1985.
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The Dow hit 20k today and of course Trump is taking credit for it. Nevermind that it tripled when Obama was in office after it bombed during GWB's term. Trump supporters now correlate who is in the White House in terms of economics.
Don't worry, the odds of a major crash in the next four years are high, and now Trump's established that he alone is responsible for what happens.
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Don't worry, the odds of a major crash in the next four years are high, and now Trump's established that he alone is responsible for what happens.
No, when things go wrong he has an alternative fact as to why it's not his fault.
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Rahm is already talking about complying with the feds. Such a leader. Submitting in less than 24hrs. He knows he's screwed up. He's reaching for any lifeline he possibly can. Chicago is becoming less and less favorable of him as well.

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader...rch-on-chicago

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago...t?oid=25248263

But yeah, I can already hear those boots on the ground, ripping babies from poor mothers.

Interesting letter sent to the Chicago Tribune:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/o...113-story.html

I heard Mayor Rahm Emanuel explain on Thursday that his approach to the Department of Justice report will be to build on the efforts he has already begun to reform the Chicago Police Department. He said he didnít wait for the report to begin that work.

The Department of Justice did not investigate his police department and did not ask him to approve supervision of it for years to come because of the great job he has done or the great results he has achieved. I think the mayor probably knows that he has done a miserable job, and everyone can see that the results have been tragic.

Chicago doesn't need a mayor to sign consent decrees, while falsely claiming that his reforms were well underway. The city needs someone who can get in front of these terrible problems. Emanuel is not that guy. He is the guy who thinks ďa crisis is a terrible thing to waste.Ē

That works a lot better when it doesn't cost hundreds of young lives.
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And yet Russia didn't hack anybody. Huh.
If anything, one could observe the Russians might have hacked the minds of the Democrat Party, sending them into Panic & Paranoia mode.
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If anything, one could observe the Russians might have hacked the minds of the Democrat Party, sending them into Panic & Paranoia mode.
We're just listening to what our new President is promising to do.

Just because you're excited to live in Trumpmerica doesn't mean the rest of us have to be.
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Being paranoid and afraid is fine. But spreading that fear and paranoia as some sort of fact is much different than mulling around the house in your own misery.

For some reason, the Post-Election Dreamers want everyone else to feel their misery and hate wherever they go. Why is that.
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The Dow hit 20k today and of course Trump is taking credit for it. Nevermind that it tripled when Obama was in office after it bombed during GWB's term. Trump supporters now correlate who is in the White House in terms of economics.
There was a time when conservatives argued the 2008 market crash was in no small part due to anxiety over Obama's presidency. As you say, it then went on to record highs and this line of argument quickly evaporated into thin air.
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Being paranoid and afraid is fine. But spreading that fear and paranoia as some sort of fact is much different than mulling around the house in your own misery.

For some reason, the Post-Election Dreamers want everyone else to feel their misery and hate wherever they go. Why is that.
There's a history of protesting in this country. It was kind of a big deal to get us where we are today.

Some of those protests were for things that Trump doesn't like (women, black people, the truth, etc.) So it doesn't surprise me that people feel the need to get back out there and re-fight those fights.
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There's a history of protesting in this country. It was kind of a big deal to get us where we are today.

Some of those protests were for things that Trump doesn't like (women, black people, the truth, etc.) So it doesn't surprise me that people feel the need to get back out there and re-fight those fights.
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The Dow hit 20k today and of course Trump is taking credit for it. Nevermind that it tripled when Obama was in office after it bombed during GWB's term. Trump supporters now correlate who is in the White House in terms of economics.
Was Bush or his administration responsible for the banking crisis that caused the markets to collapse?

Sure once it bottomed out, it could triple since that was more of a 20% gain from previous highs before the crash. Obama (and in part Bush) did help the economic recovery by pouring trillions of dollars into the banking system and automobile industry and various stimulus packages.

But the gain in the market since Trump was elected is mostly due to Trump, I don't understand the reluctance to accept that. I was skeptical too, but it looks like his pro-business tax policies is overshadowing his anti-free trade policies as far as the stock market is concerned, and it's been taking off.

Will it come back down? It's possible, it's also just as possible that it can double in the next 3 years based on the changes of the corporate tax structure and reduced regulations.
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Yep, right now traders are enthusiastic with Trump, and the earnings calls from Q4 2016 are coming in pretty decently.

Has he done anything that actually effected the market? No, right now it's all hype, but that's 90% of what our stock market runs on. That's why stocks like Netflix are swimming around $140 a share despite the fact they pull maybe $0.12 of profit per share per quarter. The S&P under Obama managed to hit about $2200 - $2210 last year, which was a high at the time, since Trump won the election it has gone up to $2296 now.

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